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OSSA Explores Specific Markets to Cultivate Business and Partnership Opportunities

Assisting large firms and SMEs involved in global aviation and space industries, both civil and defence

OSSA, OSTIM Defence & Aviation Cluster, is a non-governmental organization that was established in 2008 and now has over 10 Years of Experience in improving the competitiveness of OSSA members in the Defense and Aviation Sector. www.ostimsavunm.org

Working rigorously with its experienced and high-profile staff, OSSA provides consultancy for small and medium enterprises in the Defense and aviation industry while providing them with an opportunity to introduce their companies on both local and international platforms.

OSSA also serves as a bridge between the government and companies by carrying out its projects through the collaboration of professional staff, relevant governmental institutions and organizations. OSSA aims to increase the production of the needs of the defense and aerospace industry and to render the firms in the cluster competitive in the international market, to become preferred sub-suppliers with increased cooperation and developed capabilities and to penetrate into international markets.  In addition, OSSA cooperates with universities and organized industrial regions via technology transfer to SMEs and focusing on regional competitive advantages in a specialized sector to create competition with sub-supplier skill development.

OSSA efficiently carries out its activities with 213 qualified members and 7000+ personnel in order to increase the share of domestic production and to support the actions of the Turkish Defence Industry by the support of SSB (Presidency of Defense Industries), Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade, OSTIM Organized Industrial Zone, SSI (Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters’ Association), Ankara Development Agency, KOSGEB (Republic of Turkey Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization), ASO (Ankara Chamber of Industry), ATO (Ankara Chamber of Commerce), TÜBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), SaSaD (Defense and Aerospace Industry Manufacturers Association), Universities, R&D centers, Technoparks and many other supporters. OSSA aims to assist large firms and SMEs involved in the global aviation and space industries, having civil and Defence applications, to explore specific markets and to cultivate and seize business and partnership opportunities.

Various Aerospace and Defence Meetings with main players are prepared throughout the year to offer business to business platforms, high level conferences and industrial tours to better comprehend business in targeted countries and areas having specific requirements and opportunities.

Turkey’s World Class Defence & Aerospace Business Forum “Industrial Cooperation Days in Defence & Aerospace (ICDDA)” took place in October 23-25 October 2018 organized by OSSA Cluster and BCI Aerospace by the support of SSB and within the scope of URGE Project of Ministry of Trade.  5,700 registered bilateral business meetings were held among the participants with over 260 companies from 60 countries in attendance. Similar to the previous events, many important domestic and foreign players of the industry participated in the event. In addition to the main contractor companies from Turkey such as Altınay, Aselsan, Baykar Makina, BMC, Havelsan, FNSS, Kale Aero, MKE, Otokar, Roketsan, STM, TEI, TÜBİTAK- SAGE  and Turkish Aerospace, major international companies also participated in the event, such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Dassault Systemes, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Navantia, PTC, Rolls Royce, Selex, Stelia, Sikorsky, Thales and Ukroboronprom.